Shocking New Stats Show Abortions Up at Planned Parenthood While Everything Else is Down

State   Becky Rogness   Jun 26, 2017   |   6:28PM    Indianapolis, IN

Analysis of Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky’s (PPINK) last 10 years of publicly-available, fiscal year annual reports shows major declines at Indiana’s largest abortion business. Nearly half of PPINK’s client base has left it. Procedures are down in every category that appeared in both the 2007 and 2016 annual reports, except for abortions, which are up 5 percent.

Indiana Right to Life reviewed the reports as PPINK prepares to have Christie Gillespie assume its top leadership post on Jul. 1. Gillespie takes over as 15-year President and CEO, Betty Cockrum, retires. Cockrum was hired by Planned Parenthood of Indiana in 2002 and she led the merge of Indiana and Kentucky into one Planned Parenthood organization in 2013. Annual reports from 2013 to present include both states’ services and client numbers.

From 2007 to 2016, total patient visits to Planned Parenthood dropped by nearly 180,000 visits, or 60 percent. In 2007, Planned Parenthood of Indiana had 97,900 unduplicated patients. In 2016, unduplicated patients dropped to only 51,100 in both Indiana and Kentucky. PPINK sees only .005 percent of the total population of Indiana and Kentucky.

Procedures are down in every category that appeared in both the 2007 and 2016 annual reports, except for abortions. From 2007 to 2016:

  • Abortions have risen from 5,160 to 5,397, or 5 percent.
  • Pap tests have dropped from 50,100 to 5,300 tests, or 90 percent.
  • Pregnancy tests have dropped from 22,785 to 10,206 tests, or 55 percent.
  • Chlamydia tests have dropped from 41,469 to 24,748 tests, or 40 percent.
  • Gonorrhea tests have dropped from 41,659 to 24,752 tests, or 41 percent.
  • HIV tests have dropped from 7,191 to 6,203 tests, or 14 percent.
  • Colposcopy procedures have dropped from 600 to 115 procedures, or 81 percent.
  • LEEP procedures have dropped from 83 to 15 procedures, or 82 percent.
  • Cryotherapy procedures have dropped from 62 to 2, or 97 percent.

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Revenue to the abortion business has ranged between $13.7 and $16.6 million/year between 2007 and 2016. In 2007, its annual revenue was $16.6 million and in 2016 its revenue was $16.1 million.

Fewer people in poverty are being served by Planned Parenthood. In 2007, 75 percent of Planned Parenthood of Indiana’s clients were at or below 150 percent poverty. In 2016, only 54 percent of PPINK’s clients were at or below 150 percent poverty.

In 2007, Planned Parenthood of Indiana operated 35 Indiana locations. Today, it runs 17 locations in the Hoosier state and two in Kentucky. None of the 18 closed Indiana locations did abortions.

“These reports do not paint a picture of good health for Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky,” said Mike Fichter, President and CEO of Indiana Right to Life. “While every other procedure category declined from 2007 to 2016, Planned Parenthood continued to convince women to end their pregnancies. Forget women’s health – Planned Parenthood’s business model is all about abortion and these numbers show it.

“Planned Parenthood’s clients are leaving in droves. They can find more comprehensive and affordable health care elsewhere. Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky’s new CEO has her work cut out for her. We expect she will try to continue convincing the public that the abortion business deserves taxpayer funding, all while cutting services and locations and selling more abortions. The truth is, Planned Parenthood does not need our funding.”

Planned Parenthood’s annual fiscal year reports are available here: www.plannedparenthood.org/planned-parenthood-indiana-kentucky/about/annual-report

For an infographic and more information on PPINK’s declines, visit www.irtl.org/PPINK